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::: herpetologist - one who studies reptiles; CF. herpetology: branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians
::: horoscope - diagram of the positions of stars at a given moment (eg. of a person's birth) used by astrologers
::: derivation - deriving; origin or source of something; Ex. the derivation of the word
::: precarious - unsafe; lacking in stability; uncertain; risky; Ex. precarious living
::: predator - predatory animal or bird; predatory person; creature that seizes and devours another animal; person who robs or exploits others; ADJ. predatory: living by preying on other organisms; plundering; N. predation
::: igneous - produced by fire; of fire; volcanic; (of rocks) formed from lava; Ex. igneous meteorite
::: patrimony - property inherited from a father
::: maxim - proverb; truth pithily stated
::: animadversion - critical remark; V. animadvert: comment critically with disapproval
::: sycophant - servile flatterer; bootlicker; yes man; ADJ. sycophantic